What is Somatic Therapy
Somatic Therapy is a body oriented therapy where the main goal is the recognition and release of physical tension that may remain in the body in the aftermath of a stressful or traumatic event or that results from chronic long-term stress or anxiety. The therapy sessions typically involve the patient tracking his or her experience of sensations throughout the body. Somatic psychotherapy is very different from talk therapy because this bottoms up approach focuses on connecting to body sensations before deeper cognitive behavioral work can be achieved. Somatic therapy works at the deepest levels of the nervous system helping to reset it so a person doesn't have to be so activated and do the therapeutic work necessary to release stress, anxiety, pain or trauma.
Did You Know?
Somatic approach therapy sessions help clients become aware and learn to tolerate physical sensations including an awareness of bodily sensations that cue one to become aware and in control instead of activated. Sessions work on creating a window of tolerance through breathing techniques, voice work, physical exercise, and movement.* This type of therapy can offer a variety of benefits that calm the nervous system, helping reframe and transform current or past negative experiences. It also reduces discomfort, strain, and stress, while developing a heightened ability to concentrate.*
Our Science-backed Solutions
How can Neurofeedback help?
Individuals with anxiety often display overactivity in their brain wave functioning. They are especially prone to overthinking or repetitive thinking that results in a looping pattern in brain wave functioning (hyper coherence). Neurofeedback reduces these overactive brain waves to help retrain the brain and therefore reduce anxious symptoms.
How can Biofeedback help?
For those with anxiety, their entire nervous system is overstimulated. This heightened arousal state can produce physical and emotional symptoms. Biofeedback is designed to help the Central Nervous System (CNS) to calm down so one can self-regulate. One is therefore more in control of their CNS and not as easily flooded with stress, anxiety, and emotions.
How can counseling help?
We bridge neuroscience with clinically proven and effective, holistic therapies. Research has shown that some individuals with heightened levels of anxiety may not be as responsive to traditional talk therapy. We combine traditional talk therapy with effective techniques that more directly impact the subconscious, such as, EFT/Tapping, hypnosis, somatic therapy, play therapy, art therapy, etc.
Why Dr. Roseann for Somatic Therapy?
Dr. Roseann is a Psychologist who works with children, adults and families from all over the US supporting them with research based and holistic therapies that are bridged with neuroscience.
Dr. Roseann is a Board Certified Neurofeedback (BCN) Practitioner and is a Board Member of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS) and Epidemic Answers.
She is also a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).
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